8 Quick Finger Foods to Serve on the Fourth

July  2, 2015

The Shop's new Walnut and Sycamore Boards by Arbor are exclusive to Food52—and too pretty to keep in a drawer, so so we collected some of our favorite summer finger foods to serve on them to keep them out all weekend.

Arbor's Round Walnut and Sycamore Board is the perfect vehicle for your serving finger foods.

When I spoke with Brian Christopher, the woodworker behind our new, exclusive wooden cutting boards, he had one ask: You have to use them. His boards, made from walnut and sycamore are almost too beautiful to use—but only almost. He said, "Some people buy them to hang them on their wall, and while that looks great, they're meant to be used. I use mine as a prep board for chopping and for serving appetizers—they're going to hold up.

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This weekend, take Brian's advice and let your cutting boards do all the work: Prep your favorite easy finger foods on them, wipe them clean, and use them as serving platters for the food. Oh, and wave a flag or two. Here are 10 fingers foods that taste delicious and look even better when served on your favorite wooden board:

Crostini di Cavolo Nero by Emiko


Cuban Beef Empanadas by Sandra Gutierrez


Pan con Tomate with Burrata by meganvt01


Stuffed Pepperoncini by Hallie Meyer 


Renee Erickson's Sautéed Dates by Genius Recipes


Glazed Shallot, Walnut, Sage, and Goat Cheese Pizza by creamtea


Baked Tofu and Vegetable Egg Rolls by ieatthepeach


Fried Mushrooms with Smoked Paprika Remoulade by EmilyC

The Walnut and Sycamore Boards, handmade in New Jersey, are a Food52 Shop exclusive; shop for them here!

Top photo by Bobbi Lin

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